“The hardest part about starting a Main Street program is convincing the community that they deserve more.”
– Brittney Hoszkiw, Michigan Main Street Center
What is the Ripple Effect?
The Wayne Ripple Effect Mission Statement
The Wayne Ripple Effect, a Michigan Main Street program, is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization. We are a positive force working with our community, business and property owners to preserve, enhance, and promote our history downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work, and enjoy.
THE WAYNE RIPPLE EFFECT DOWNTOWN VISION STATEMENT:
Historic downtown Wayne is a gathering place for families, neighbors and visitors to enjoy hometown hospitality and Wayne Pride through family activities and cultural events.
Our downtown is a safe, inviting and walkable destination that connects the Rouge River and Parks with the surrounding neighborhoods. We proudly preserve and utilize our historic buildings.
Downtown Wayne is a business-friendly destination for residents and visitors to experience our unique and vibrant entertainment and business district, including the State Wayne Theater.
Close-knit and engaged citizens of all ages come together to volunteer, socialize and positively impact our community using creativity and imagination.
Please consider attending a meeting to learn more or volunteer to help! We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at location TBD. We are working on a permanent location, for now check Facebook.com/waynerippleeffect.com for updates
2014 Ripple Effect Board
President Cindy Schofield
Vice President Pat Rice
Treasurer Cindee McClure
Director Bill Copland
Director Patt Hartford, promotions committee co-chair
Director Merle Baum, design committee chair
Director Beverly Campbell, promotions committee co-chair
Alfred Brock, Wayne Resident
Bernadette Brock, Resident
Christine Easley, Resident
Al Damitio, Wayne City Council
Kim Harris, Resident
Jim Hawley, Wayne City Council
Jim Henley,Wayne City Council
Skip Monit, Wayne City Council
Mike Mueller, Strength & Spirit
Vicky O’Neil, Victoria’s Tea Salon
Anna Petrou, Dairy Queen
John Rhaesa, The Wayne Dispatch
Susan Rowe, Wayne City Council
Jessi Shaffer, Resident & Business owner (Warriors 3 Comics & Games)
Email us at: email@example.com
Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WayneRippleEffect
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In 2014, Wayne was chosen to become a Select Level Michigan Main Street Community so that we can utilize their proven methods for downtown revitalization.
This volunteer group welcomes any and all volunteers with only one simple request… bring a positive attitude. As Winston Churchill once said, “For myself I am an optimist- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”
Get involved and truly make a difference in your community.
Let’s make a difference….. TOGETHER!